- Non-cancerous Breast Conditions
- What is normal breast tissue and what does it do?
- Finding non-cancerous breast conditions
- Breast cancer can be found early
- Diagnosing non-cancerous breast changes
- Nipple discharge exam (nipple smear)
- Types of non-cancerous breast conditions
- Fibrosis and simple cysts
- Lobular carcinoma in situ
- Phyllodes tumors
- Intraductal papillomas
- Granular cell tumors
- Fat necrosis and oil cysts
- Duct ectasia
- Other non-cancerous breast conditions
- How non-cancerous breast conditions affect breast cancer risk
- For women at increased breast cancer risk
- To learn more
Breast cancer can be found early
Being alert to any changes in your breasts and having exams and tests according to American Cancer Society guidelines for early detection, helps find breast changes early – when they are small. If the change is breast cancer, it’s important that it be found at the earliest possible stage, when it’s small, has not spread, and is easiest to treat.
For more detailed information on breast awareness, how to do a self-exam, and the American Cancer Society guidelines for early detection of breast cancer, please see our document called Breast Cancer: Early Detection.
Last Medical Review: 01/14/2014
Last Revised: 01/14/2014